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DEVON ALLMAN

TURQUOISE

2013-03-24

Devon Allman son of music Legend Greg Allman is back with his fist solo release & first release since the supergoup Royal Southern Brotherhood. Turquoise is a mixture of southern rock, blues & soul. The CD begins with one of the most rock oriented tracks that chronicles Devon's life since leaving home for music at the age of 17. This track also features some great slide work form Luther Dickinson. "Stop Draggin My Heart Around" is the only cover track on the disc where Devon rocks the Tom Petty part and features blues front gal Samantha Fish as Stevie Nicks. "There's No Time" has a Latin beat and had a Santana feel to it. "Into The Darkness" is a beautiful track written for Devon's son and has a jazzy feel with some nice saxophone from Ron Holloway. "Key Lime Pie" is a love song written for Devon's Cuban girlfriend & may be the inspiration for the title Devon quotes "Her and I like nothing more than spending the day on the beach, swimming in Turquoise water and soaking up the sun". "Yadira's Lullaby" is a sparse but beautiful guitar solo piece and the CD concludes with my favorite track "Turn Off The World" Who hasn't wished this at one point in our life. If you are looking for a heavy guitar jam session release, this CD will disappoint. If you are looking for a CD that features some great songwriting and incorporates different musical styles this will be a real treat. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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